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Permanent residency in more than one country

If a GC holder applies for permanent residency in another country (say Canada or Australia) is that automatically considered an abandonment of the GC here in the US? I am getting a very good job offer in Australia and would like to go try it out for a few months to see if its a good fit.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BDxO6-OQbc#t=375

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The question here is can I have permanent residency in more than one country?

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Louis Raja Arul Doss
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Approval of denied N-400 (Naturalization)

We represented an applicant after his application for naturalization was denied.  He had obtained permanent resident status through marriage with a U.S. citizen. Applicant’s Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, was denied because of a failure to meet the good moral character requirement.  USCIS questioned the veracity of applicant’s marriage, and therefore the basis of his Green Card approval.

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N-400 denial reversed. Naturalization approved.
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USCIS Will Naturalize Nearly 9,000 New Citizens During Independence Day Celebrations

Release Date: July 01, 2014

 

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director Lori Scialabba will help USCIS celebrate our nation’s 238th birthday as the agency welcomes approximately 9,000 new U.S. citizens during more than 100 naturalization ceremonies across the country from June 30 to July 4.

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U.S. Naturalizations: 2013 Statistics

The naturalization process confers U.S. citizenship upon foreign citizens or nationals who have fulfilled the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).After naturalization, foreign-born citizens enjoy nearly all of the same benefits, rights, and responsibilities that the Constitution gives to native-born U.S.
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Boston MA - N-400 TimeLine

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JPBoston
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There were a few places that did the naturalization ceremonies in MA but it is a royal pain how long they take to schedule these. Back in 2010, I had to wait 3.5 months for my naturalization after passing the interview. They gave me my oath ceremony letter right after passing the interview. Seems like things have only gotten worse since 2010. I had my naturalization ceremony at Mechanics Hall in Worcester and no, it was not because I lived in or near Worcester. I lived in the Boston city area at the time.

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Boston MA - N-400 Naturalization

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Kmanm
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United States

I had my N400 interview last week. I passed the English questions without an issue.

Quick background: I was issued 10 year bar and deported in 2005. I had to apply for I601 and I212 (waivers) prior to returning to US. The reason I was deported was because I had overstay after deportation order. I returned to US 2010.

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N-400 - Naturalization Experience

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Chracatoa
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  1. Here is my experience of same day interview and oath in Seattle.

    Interview

    My interview was at 9:00 but I left early (6:30) since I live 30 miles away and traffic is a nightmare around there. I was lucky to bypass two bad crashes because I was listening to the radio and got to a Starbucks near there for breakfast.
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